The Spanish version of the White House site wasn't the only thing pulled after President Trump took office.
Spain voiced alarm Monday as the US White House's Spanish-language website vanished after Donald Trump came to power, saying removing it was "not a good idea" in a country with millions of Hispanics. Climate change was out, and a completely new section for law enforcement was in. It is still unknown will other government pages containing info on climate change disappear, but removing the page from White House website in just a day shows that the new United States president doesn't regard climate change as a serious issue.
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As of 2015, the Hispanic population of the United States was 56.6 million, although it is not noted how many are exclusively Spanish speakers.
Fernando Benzo, under-secretary of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, said he thought it was "logical" the USA recognised the existence of their huge Spanish-speaking community.
"We have a country, where, to assimilate, you have to speak English", Trump said. As The Washington Post noted Friday, the newly revamped site repeatedly refers to the former businessman as "Mr. Trump", not "President Trump", whereas Obama went by "President Obama" on his administration's website. "We believe it is not a good idea to give up on such a communication tool, given that this is a country with 52 million Spanish speakers".
Spanish government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo, Minister for Education, Culture and Sport described it as "not a good piece of news" but said it wouldn't endanger the unstoppable progress of the language.
"We hit the ground running on Day One", Spicer said. "We are continuing to build out the website, both in the issue areas and then that area". But we've got the IT folks working overtime to continue to get all of that up to speed. "And trust me, it's just going to take a little bit more time, but we're working piece by piece to get that done".
The retooled White House website indicates that Vice President Mike Pence's wife, Karen Pence, intends to use her platform as second lady to focus on art therapy, which is used with those who have autism and other developmental disabilities, among other conditions.